Holly Commercial Club Prepares for August-September Events


The July meeting of the Holly Commercial Club was held on July 11. There was one guest present, Jackie Crabtee, with the Holly School District.

There were additions to the agenda.

The June minutes were approved, and the Treasurers Report was given and approved. The Holly Shopper report was provided by John Golden (Golden Printing). Membership is counted at 23 full members and 5 associate.

The Holly Bluegrass dinner was a success, totaling 114 meals served. With the deduction of food cost, the approximate profit was estimated at $443.66. Rod Swisher (Tumbleweed Welding and Repair) thanked the Volunteer Fire Department for helping in a bind and serving.  Discussion circled around Gary Melcher (Backyard BBQ and Catering) to cook the briskets next year. Discussion also around the small amount of members who help with HCC events, being worth the effort.  Swisher also reported that there is a growing number of food vendors who would appreciate being asked to attend, in lieu of the school classes not being a possible option in the upcoming years.

New Business

Pastor Klinghammer had contacted President Frey to ask the group if there was an interest in Welcome Baskets for new members of the community. There was positive feedback regarding this idea.

Discussion regarding a donation to the Volunteer Fire Department for their magnificent firework display. It was moved and seconded for a donation of $250 to be given, with consideration to donate more, once the year comes to a close.

Holly Hock it is Saturday August 4. Contact Tracie at Reymans Grocery at 537-6617 to be placed on the map.

Corn Hole Tournament, to be held during the 2nd annual Holly Gateway Classics was approved.  If anyone has cornhole boards or bean bags that could be loaned for the September event, please get in touch.

AirMedCare rates are going up, however are still quite affordable. Contact Bob Walters for more information.

Chantel Fuller is organizing a School Supply Drive on August 10th at the United Methodist Church, in Holly. Donations will STAY in the Holly community. All are asked to donate whatever is possible.  Last year, over 40 Holly students were helped.

Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Prosperity, provided a quarterly update. He spoke to the Port of Entry Issue, that he, Rick Robbins (Colorado Mills) and Aaron Leiker (25-7 Media) attended a legislative session regarding. While the bill did not go the way they desired, there is hope for the issue to be revisited next year. He informed the group of the July 19 Legislative Session at LCC.


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